Monday, October 27, 2014

Civil War Primary Source Work

Wed-Fri (10/29-31) - 12 Years A Slave Film

Mon-Fri (11/3-7)

Civil War Primary Source Work:

What is a primary source? It is an artifact, a document, a recording, or other source of information that was created at the time under study.

Read one of the following primary sources and...
  • adapt the primary source into an 8 pane comic ...or...
  • write a three paragraph response to the letter. Assume the role of the person that received the letter. Write your response from the recipients perspective.

Primary Sources from

Due: Tuesday 11/4

social studies games

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oregon Trail Diary Assignment

Play Oregon Trail Game (1980s) - Role Play - write journal (primary source) about your experience. Get into character. Try not to simply list the events that occur. A diary/journal shows feelings and thoughts. It is not a grocery list.

How to play game:
  1. Follow the link above
  2. Read the Directions during the game. Pay close attention to the advice the game gives you. BUY ENOUGH SUPPLIES or you will die.
  3. Every 5 minutes, take a 4 minute writing break.
Click Here for Detailed Instructions

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Civil War Learning Activities (unit 4)

sectionalism student map

Civil War Day 1 Review Game - Scroll down to Teacher Invaders

Friday 10/10

Take Home Quiz due Tuesday 10/14 8am

you cannot fail. you can only improve your grade. If you score a B or higher, your overall grade will go up. Score lower, then it will not count. You may use your notes and any other resource GO TO: Click on schoolnet. Take my quiz - pass code: jackson2. you may pause the quiz. If you do not have internet at home, use Friday's Study Hall and Elective class to take the quiz. If you do not complete it Friday, then work on it in Monday's Study Hall and Elective class. questions? email me -

Create a Sectionalism Map

Directions: Draw lines that divide the country into three parts: North, South, and West. Label each region. Fill in the regions of your map with characteristics that symbolize the region. Title the map in the bottom left.

Monday 10/13

Primary Source Work: 
Read the excerpt from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Rewrite the ending or create a comic strip that illustrates the excerpt. You may not use stick figures and you're art must be historically accurate. 8 tiles. Sleepy Hollow read aloud on YouTube (start at 1:03:15).

Classwork #6 - Unit 4 Fill-in Blank

End of 9 weeks assignment check list

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